Here I Am: Isley Meets Bacharach Conventional thinking has held it to be nigh impossible to improve on Dionne Warwick's classic Bacharach interpretations, but Here I Am: Isley Meets Bacharach is… Here I Am: Isley Meets Bacharach Conventional thinking has held it to be nigh impossible to improve on Dionne Warwick's classic Bacharach interpretations, but Here I Am: Isley Meets Bacharach is… 2003-11-11 Ronald Isley
Music Review

Here I Am: Isley Meets Bacharach (2003)

Ronald Isley, Burt Bacharach | LOVERMEN Bacharach's collaboration with Isley ranks among his best pair-ups
LOVERMEN Bacharach's collaboration with Isley ranks among his best pair-ups
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Details Release Date: Nov 11, 2003; Lead Performance: Ronald Isley

Conventional thinking has held it to be nigh impossible to improve on Dionne Warwick's classic Bacharach interpretations, but Here I Am: Isley Meets Bacharach is sure to throw that assumption into doubt. Big Burt oversaw this project personally, tweaking familiar arrangements in unexpected, delightful ways (cock an ear to the totally reinvented ''Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head'').

For his part, love man Ronald Isley simply sings the hell out of tearjerkers like ''Anyone Who Had a Heart,'' ''Make It Easy on Yourself,'' and ''Windows of the World.'' We only hope there'll be a second volume so we can hear what magic this pair might work on ''Walk On By'' and ''Wives and Lovers.''

Originally posted Nov 10, 2003 Published in issue #737 Nov 14, 2003 Order article reprints
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